I love writing about America, this country that I love dearly. I also love writing about patriotism, emergency preparedness, firearms, and political issues. I have a number of websites all covering different aspects of these related topics. These websites do cost money to run, and since I do not accept advertising on any of my sites (which would ruin your experience or clutter up the pages) I do use some affiliate links to help cover the costs. That means, if you buy a product through a link on this site, I may make a small commission. This does not in any way affect the amount you have to pay for the product. Since I have a relationship with these companies, I do occasionally get better deals from the companies I affiliate with, which in turn means you get better deals and bigger discounts.
The Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose any relationship I have between a product manufacturer or service provider when I write about a product or service.
Here are the guidelines I operate under here at Northern Colorado Prepping and Emergency Resources:
- I am never paid to do a review.
- I never accept money to review a product or service.
- I invest my own time to review and test products.
- I pay out of my own pocket the cost to produce all audio and/or video I record about products.
- If I create a link to a product or service in a review, sometimes I may get paid a commission if you purchase the product or service.
- These links are included after posts are written, and posts are never composed for the purpose of including advertising.
- No advertiser will ever influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.
These are good rules and practices in today’s digital world. It’s important for you to understand the relationship between a person reviewing the product and the manufacturer or service provider.
If you don’t see a disclosure policy on a blog or website that markets affiliate products, that reviewer may be violating the law or at the very least the Code of Ethics.